Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal accident that occurred along the Nelson Mandela Highway at Rillan Hill at about 3:25p.m. on Wednesday (Mar. 18).
According to investigations, Motor Vehicle (M/V) T3289, a white pick-up owned by Dipcon Engineering and driven by Garry Cozier of Belair, was traveling along the Nelson Mandela Highway from Rillan Hill to Pembroke.
Cozier, a diabetic, reportedly suffered a blackout and as a result allegedly lost control of the vehicle causing him to run into the Little Flower Preschool and strike a woman, killing her in the process.
The deceased woman is Shannel John of Campden Park, a 33 year old Gas Attendant at the Questelles Rubis Gas Station.
John was at the time collecting her son from school. John is reportedly the mother of three children.
The motor vehicle also reportedly struck two (2) 7-year-old, Grade 2 students. The students were subsequently rushed to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital for medical attention. They reportedly suffered injuries to their faces and lower body and are reported to be in stable condition.
A Post Mortem Examination is expected to be conducted on the body of the deceased to ascertain the cause of death.
Shannel John’s death marks the second road fatality for the year 2020.
Garry Cozier is currently assisting the police with the investigations.